How Creativity Cures Frustration with Joy Donnell
"Stop living as if 'here' has no value. 'Here' is also a direction, and sometimes it’s the most valuable direction that you have.” - Joy Donnell
In this episode, Joy Donnell joins Judithe Registre to highlight creative ways to harness and use the energy and emotion we are all generating naturally through the obstacles and adversaries we encounter every day.
"Despair is natural to us; you just don’t need to let the despair overtake you." - Joy Donnell
Joy is a strategist, activist, and entrepreneur driven by purpose. Her PR expertise touches all of her work as she brings her unique insights to content strategy, content creation, and luxury fashion and luxury lifestyle branding. When she isn’t behind the camera creating fashion editorials and fashion films as a producer or director, she steps in front of the camera as a model and sustainable luxury advocate. The idea of luxury as a state of mind is something Joy advocates as necessary to cultivate as we creatively engage all of our emotions: anger, frustration, love, and shame. Joy challenges us to engage with ourselves and the journey of our emotion to create beauty in our communities and in the world in general. This powerful awareness can lead to social change and social engagement. This is especially important in a world where we are consuming more information than ever before, As Joy puts it, “true luxury is the absence of angst.”
In today’s world, “media has become a basic human need.” In other words, how we process and respond to the slew of information we are consuming and producing has never been more critical. If we accept media as a basic human need in our current world, we have to start asking ourselves different questions and demanding more well-rounded narratives.
Joy Donnell is currently CEO of Parajin Media Corp and Editor-in-Chief of its flagship luxury lifestyle publication, Vanichi. She also serves as an advisor for The Geekie Awards, the Creative Visions Foundation, and Charles and Company luxury tea
"Give more oxygen to the knowledge than you give to the noise." - Joy Donnell
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